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A man who was involved in two aggravated burglaries in north London in which elderly residents were threatened with screwdrivers has been jailed



Michael Maughan, 18 of Great Cambridge Road, Enfield was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court  to a complete of eight years’ imprisonment.

Maughan had been convicted in his absence on Friday, 5 March of two counts of aggravated housebreaking, one rely of aggravated automobile taking and one rely of possession of an offensive weapon.

Detective Constable John McGranahan, who led the investigation, mentioned: “Maughan, and his accomplices, terrified their elderly victims in their very own houses, a spot they need to have felt secure.

“The stage of violence used was really stunning, and I can’t even think about what should have been going by means of their victims’ minds. To goal the susceptible is abhorrent; he has stolen their property and their independence.

“Maughan tried to evade justice by absconding throughout his trial, nevertheless, we were capable of monitor his actions and produce him again earlier than the court docket. Today, he’s starting a prolonged jail sentence which is rightly deserved.”

On 28 February 2020, two males knocked on the door of a home, belonging to an elderly couple, in Hermitage Road in Haringey. The 83-year-old girl answered the door and was pushed out of the way in which by the boys, each carrying screwdrivers.

They demanded property and tried to drag the lady’s rings from her fingers.

One of the suspects then eliminated the 79-year-old man’s pyjama prime earlier than smearing material conditioner on his chest, inflicting a burning sensation. The males left with a small quantity of jewelry.

Detectives launched an investigation and a full forensic examination was carried out on the scene.

Later that morning, two males smashed their approach by means of a patio door while their 84-year-old sufferer cowered inside her dwelling on Wilbury Way in Edmonton. The girl was captured on her dwelling surveillance system making an attempt to flee from the two males, and her screams were recorded as they caught up with her.

She was threatened with a big screwdriver because the suspects demanded cash earlier than finishing up an untidy search of the house.

After the suspects left with a couple of collectible cash, the lady was capable of alert a neighbour who known as police.

Detectives launched an investigation into this offence and it was shortly established that the suspects had been involved in the sooner housebreaking.

Officers were capable of determine a automobile that was believed to have been utilized by the suspects. It was caught on ANPR in Hertfordshire an hour after the housebreaking. The automobile was discovered deserted in Brighton after it had been stolen roughly two weeks prior. The contents of the automobile were taken away for extra forensic exams.

DNA discovered on a drinks bottle was recognized as belonging to Maughan; he was circulated as wished throughout the Met and warrants were executed at a number of addresses.

On the night of 24 June 2020, officers stopped a automobile on Muswell Road, N6 and Maughan was discovered to be a passenger.

He was taken to police station and charged the next day with two counts of aggravated housebreaking, aggravated automobile taking and possession of an offensive weapon.

DC John McGranahan, added: “Despite Maughan’s conviction, our investigation will not be over. We are nonetheless making enquiries to ascertain who else was involved. I might urge anybody who has info that would help to please come ahead. Consider the impression against the law of this nature would have in your mother and father, or grandparents, and do the best factor.”

Anyone with info is requested to contact police by way of 101 quoting reference Cad 2823/28Feb20. Alternatively, name Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.